CASSINI Hackathon Estonia

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When 18-20 June 2021

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  • 🌱 🌍 Build and optimize solutions that would have a significant positive impact on our environment and improve the quality of life of entire communities! 🌍 🌱


    Welcome to CASSINI Hackathon Estonia - DIGITISING GREEN SPACES!


    The Deadline for Idea Submission and Team Formation is June 18th, 5 PM EEST!

    🧑‍🚀 WHAT

    🛰 🛰  The CASSINI Hackathons & Mentoring is a series of six hackathons that tackle global challenges with European space technologies.

    Each hackathon will take place simultaneously across 10 different locations with a central hub in Belgium. Estonia is the cross-Baltic local hub welcoming participants from ESTONIA,  LATVIA, and  LITHUANIA. Participants from other EU MEMBER STATES, plus NORWAY, ICELAND, and SWITZERLAND can also join the hackathon!



    European space technologies can help us to access, understand and protect our nature in many different ways. From monitoring vegetation changes over time, developing ‘green’ indicators and optimal access routes, through to forecasting air pollutants, UV indices, and park congestion, the options are countless. 

    We're inviting you to create solutions utilizing satellite data in CHALLENGE CATEGORIES of:
     🌳 protecting rural areas
     🌿 discovering your city
     🌱 staying fit and healthy



    🙋 WHO?

    Are you ready to apply your skills and knowledge to solve global challenges that make a positive impact? We are looking for hackers with a passion for developing sustainable solutions to leverage EU space technologies and digitise our green spaces! Are you a student, startup founder, space enthusiast, visionary, UX or HTML whiz, driven designer, data scientist and engineer, marketer, scientist, creative coder, energised entrepreneur, or simply a BIG THINKER - welcome onboard! No previous space experience required.  




    🧑‍💻 DATA
    Participants will be supported with two pre-processed data cubes to provide easy access to data collected specifically for the hackathon for Harjumaa region during 2019-2021.




    🤝 TEAM FORMATION

    You can apply as an individual and with or without an idea. You can put together your own team in the process or join someone else's team. Please note that all the team members need to register for the hackathon as individuals and only after that they can be added to a team on Eventornado.



    🏆 PRIZES


    TOP 3 overall winners over Europe will receive a pass to mentoring programme with 100 hours of mentoring.


    CASSINI Hackathon Estonia 🇪🇪 top teams can win up to 2000€ worth of mentoring by ESA BIC Estonia, as well as get one-month access to S2B Work Space by Tartu Science Park. 

    Other exciting prizes include an opportunity to win:

    🔹online tickets to the biggest early-stage business festival in the Baltics - sTARTUp Day 2021 which will bring together up to 4000 entrepreneurs; 

    🔹tickets to I Land Sound festival, a sustainable and green festival on the island of Orissaare in July 2021; 

    🔹5 extra points to climate-positive ideas for teams based in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Slovakia which decide to apply for EIT Climate-KIC Baltic & Slovakia ClimAccelerator acceleration program starting on September 6th.



    Get ready for a 48-hour long development marathon full of brainstorming sessions and top-notch industry mentors! CASSINI Hackathon Estonia will be happening fully online and will be held in English.




    🙋 REGISTRATION & more info: HERE

    💡 SUBMIT YOUR IDEA and FORM A TEAM: HERE



    👉Make sure to also join the event on FACEBOOK! 

    👉For any additional questions contact us at kadi@garage48.org 

     

    FRIDAY, JUNE 18th

    17.00 Team formation and idea submission deadline

    19.00 Informal meet and talk with the central hub
    20.00 Welcome session by the central hub from Brussels 🇧🇪
    21.00 Opening session by the local hub: introduction to program, mentoring, challenges, etc. from Estonia 🇪🇪. Pitching.

    21.45 Checkpoint #1
    22.30 Teamwork and mentoring begins
     

    SATURDAY, JUNE 19th

    10.00 Kickstart session by the central hub 
    10.30 Checkpoint #2 
    11.30 Teamwork and mentoring sessions
    14.30 Pitch and final demo workshop
    15.00 Teamwork and mentoring sessions
    18.00 Sharing session with the central hub 
    19.00 Checkpoint #3 and pitch drill
    20.00 Teamwork and mentoring sessions
     

    SUNDAY, JUNE 20th

    10.00 Reboot session by the central hub 
    10.15  Checkpoint #4 
    11.15   Teamwork and mentoring sessions
    15.30 Video submission deadline
    16.30 Local pitch round with recorded videos, live Q&A
    17.15 Break / Out in space evening show by the central hub
    18.00 Local award show
    18.45 Closing session by the central hub 

    🚀TEAM FORMATION AND ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA


    You can apply as an individual and with or without an idea. You can put together your own team in the process or join someone else's team. Please note that all the team members need to register for the hackathon as individuals and only after that they can be added to a team on Eventornado.

    • Only ready-made teams formed during the hackathon registration process are accepted to participate in the hackathon.
    • Teams must have at least 3 team members and can go up to a maximum of 8 members.
    • Teams must consist of at least 1 person with a technical profile and 1 with a business profile.
    • Teams must have an idea to work and intend to use EU Space data and signals.
    • All teams must register their team and initial project submission on Junction before the start of the Hackathon Weekend.


    DIGITISE OUR GREEN SPACES!

    The first CASSINI hackathon will challenge hackers to use geospatial information from Copernicus Earth observation data and its services and/or positioning technologies from Galileo & EGNOS to develop innovative solutions that look to digitise our green spaces.  Hackers will be supported with two pre-processed data cubes to provide easy access to data collected specifically for the hackathon.

     

    🏣CHALLENGE #1: Discover your city

    Green spaces are an important part of urban life and contribute toward greater biodiversity, a reduction in pollution, and better human well-being. They are particularly important in heavily built-up areas with high population densities and can help to improve residential attractiveness and quality of life for those that live there.


    This CASSINI Hackathon challenge tasks hackers to design products, devices, services, or environments that leverage European space data, information and signals from Copernicus, Galileo and EGNOS that help urban citizens understand their city and its green spaces. We encourage hackers to dive into the areas of:

    • Supporting urban planning and real estate development & valuations;
    • Discover green factors contributing to residential life;
    • Promoting ecological sustainability.

     

    🤾‍♀️CHALLENGE #2: STAYING FIT AND HEALTHY

    Regular exercise and spending time outdoors is one of the most important elements of staying fit and healthy. It is good for both our bodies and minds, but it can sometimes be challenging to find the perfect place to exercise - particularly in urban environments!


    This CASSINI Hackathon challenge tasks hackers to design products, devices, or services that leverage European space data, information and signals from Copernicus, Galileo and EGNOS that help city dwellers to stay in good health and promote well-being. We encourage hackers to dive into the areas of:

    • Mapping and accessing green spaces for outdoor activity;
    • Forecasting air pollutants such as pollen, nitrogen oxide, or particulate matter;
    • Understanding and monitoring UV exposure.

     


    🌳 CHALLENGE #3: PROTECTING RURAL AREAS

    Open and forested green spaces outside of urban environments offer many benefits to citizens. From providing people with natural spaces to visit and connect with nature, through to wildlife conservation and forest health, our rural environments are of vital importance to creating a sustainable future.


    This CASSINI Hackathon challenge tasks hackers to design products, devices, services, or environments that leverage European space data, information and signals from Copernicus, Galileo and EGNOS that promote the digitisation of rural green spaces. We encourage hackers to dive into the areas of:

    • Wildlife and ecosystem conservation;
    • Ensure healthy and resilient forests;
    • Development of new green spaces and underdeveloped areas.

    WHAT IS SAID

    #CASSINIHackathons #EUspace 

    THE SUPERSTARS
    The Mentors 

    Triin Preem
    Freelance innovator
    Kadri Kõivik
    Project Manager ∣ Member of the Board at Garage48
    Helen Kokk
    UX and Service Design Lead at Nortal
    Robin Saluoks
    CEO and Co-Founder of eAgronom
    Tiit Liivik
    Founding Engineer at Starship Technologies
    Alina Dolmate
    Strategic Planner, Innovation & Sustainability
    Alise Pizika
    Head of EIT Climate-KIC Hub Latvia @ RTU
    Ilya Bolkhovsky
    CEO at Rexplorer
    Luciano Rocca
    Associate Scientist  EO59
    Mihkel Pajusalu
    Head of Space Technology Department and Associate Professor in Space Technology in Tartu Observatory at University of Tartu
    Henrik Rank
    Lead Developer @ Montonio Finance 

    Organizers

    Kadri Kõivik
    Project Manager │ Member of the Board at Garage48
    Tamara Bezljudova
    Chief Marketing Manager at Garage48
    Kadi Aguraijuja
    Project Manager at Garage48

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